Full length standing portrait of Nelson, painted by Lemuel Francis Abbot (1760 - 1803) and engraved by William Barnard. Painted in 1797/98 following Nelson's attack on Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which can be seen burning in the background, and subsequently altered to show Nelson's Sicilian Order of St Ferdinand, the Turkish Order of the Crescent and the gold medal awarded by the King following the Nile victory.Admiral Lord Nelson, guardian of our shores and defender of our seaborne trade, was one of those people. A man who risked everything to protect Britain’s interests and its people, and who helped to set the course for their advancement.

Although his legacy has changed with the years, it is his best qualities – determination, courage, friendship, love, honour, resilience and sacrifice – that we celebrate at Lloyd’s today and honour in the Lloyd’s Nelson Collection.